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Hi I'm Cindy

I live in Caribou Maine and am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I am the mother of five children ages 12-20. I was born and raised in Northern Maine surrounded by potato fields,moose and fishing streams. I love where I live. I feel the soil is in my blood which is why I'm so rooted to the area. I grew up Roman Catholic and was one of the first altar girls at our local parish. The other altar boys used to throw kisses and wink at me. I wasn't an altar girl for very long. I converted at 16. Well, I sorta converted. I was a rebellious teen and although I beleived the Church of Jesus Christ to be true I certainly was not going to let my parents in on it. Now I have rebellious teens who do not have god on speed dial or whatever they call it these days. So I do what my parents did-pray. Pray for their return. I also pray for milder winters, less rain in the summer and smaller hips. As you see I remain very hopeful. It is this hope that draws me closer to myHeavenly Father. It is this hope that encourages me to see past my children's poor choices and remember my own and know that yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we're not alone in holding the flashlight.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised with a strong belief in Jesus Christ. Pictures of the savior, crosses and candles with his image graced every room of the house. I knew to pray to him at night. I knew he died for me. That he was my brother and he loved me. What I didn't know was that he was a living being not a spirit inside my heart. That he died and bled for me so I could return home to him and my heavenly father. That he had restored the true church upon the earth and had restored those with the proper power to officiate in his stead. But this knowledge is not why I converted it was simply a conversion perk. I knew the Book of Mormon was truth the second time I read it. The first time I read it was to make someone who loved me happy. He wanted me to believe. So I read the first page and got-nothing. I saw the pain in th eyes when I shared my results. It was more than heartbroken but rather, loss a real loss that I saw in his eyes. I realized, wow, this really means something to him and then I thought maybe, maybe it should mean something more to me? The second time I started with a prayer. A sincere prayer vs. a "let's get this over with"prayer. I read the first line of the first paragraph and was overcome with a knowledge like a warm rush of fire that yes, this book with the strange name was real-real proof that Heavenly father loved his children enough to preserve their words about him throughout history. His words, his works, his miracles, his love. It's been a roller coaster ride ever since. The journey of self discovery always is but it's been an easier ride with him by my side.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through everyday choices. I choose not to give in to peer pressure. I choose not to escape the pains, frustrations and struggles of every day life in drinking or drugs. I choose to remain faithful when temptation arises. I choose to raise my family instead of take flight. I choose to acknowledge my faith rather than hide in shame from it. I choose to accept that I will mess up over and over again but that is okay because I will arise from each fall a little battered and bruised but all the stronger for it. I choose to be kind to others even if it means I have to bite my tongue and my pride. And I choose to love myself when love is the furthest thing from my mind. I live my faith with Christ on my mind and in my heart continually.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Mormons are christians and christians in turn are christlike. Mormons strive to help anyone and everyone in need even when doing the christlike thing isn't easy. Mormon or not. We are all gods children. Show more Show less